It is perhaps not difficult to imagine a scenario in which we are operating to our potential, being our best, despite this or that clouding the moment.
External matters beyond our control will always be present in one form or another. However, our ability to embrace fully the opportunities before us is, fortunately, not connected to situations clouding the moment.
Our positive approach, regardless of these things clouding the moment, stems from our inner strength and commitment towards our heartfelt goals. Being disinterested is, of course, an option, yet one likely holding little value to us.
Things are more complicated when the items clouding the moment derive from our confusion and lack of confidence in our objective. Giving ourselves a ‘good talking to’ may help. Alternatively, we have the possibility of exploring the underlying source of these sensations clouding the moment.
Reflection offers us the opportunity to embrace, as opposed to push away, an issue causing the dark clouds. We might discover a previously overlooked point requiring our input before whatever is clouding the moment moves away.
Considering this exercise of clarification as a strategic phase of our development gives us the chance to appreciate, as it were, whatever is indeed clouding the moment.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
The stage of work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2016)
Performance skills at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2015)
Personal performance potential at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2014)
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2013)
Reflections on performance at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2012)
Elements of theatre at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2010)
Training through drama for work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2009)